, september 11th was the attack in which ambassador chris stevens and three other americans were killed. officials say there was no unrest outside the compound malls prior to the attack. that is, of course, a contradiction to the initial version of events that we heard from the u.s. ambassador to the united nations, susan rice. the new details come on the eve of a congressional hearing on capitol hill, which is looking into the so-called security failures, which preceded the attack in benghazi. but will politics get in the way of the investigation? this has become an incredibly political topic, and of course, it should not be. elijah cummings is the ranking member of the house committee on oversight and reform. he is outfront tonight. good to see you, sir. we appreciate your taking the time. obviously, there is this hearing tomorrow, but i would be remiss if i didn't start by asking you what the state department confirmed, saying there were no protests, no protests certainly about a video. they did say they didn't have any warning in advance of what happened there on september the 11th.